The Congolese Association for Access to Justice (ACAJ) welcomed, Tuesday, July 11, the measures of the Attorney General at the Court of Cassation, aimed at improving the administration of justice.
Among which, the prohibition of fanciful arrests and releases and the execution of warrants to bring on weekends, Sundays and public holidays, except on its express derogation.
In a press release, a copy of which reached Radio Okapi on the same Tuesday, its president, Georges Kapiamba, argued that these measures aim to improve the administration of justice in the DRC.
The ACAJ has exercised the option of relaying these various measures, including the ban on executing arrest warrants on weekends, Sundays and public holidays, except on its express waiver.
According to Georges Kapiamba, ACAJ thus wants to lend a hand to the Attorney General at the Court of Cassation.
« We are going to monitor the action, the behavior of the public prosecutors on a daily basis throughout this area and then two, we are going to support him by jointly organizing evaluation sessions on terms that we will shortly agree with him. “, specified the president of ACAJ.
For him, these measures are beneficial because “the evil is deep” within the Congolese judiciary:
“The evil is indeed deep. We have been in a situation for several years. We note that there is a group of individuals (men and women) engaged in the service of the State to administer justice, with exorbitant powers, exercising a job that is too demanding. But they do not consider themselves as people subject to the same laws. They consider themselves to be exempt from both legal obligations and those of ethics and deontology. We think we have to get tough.”
The Attorney General at the Court of Cassation, Firmin Mvonde reported these measures to senior public prosecutors whom he called to order.
It was last Monday during an exchange in his office.